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Contains:  NGC 5299, NGC 4349, lambda Cen nebula, IC 2948, The star βMus, The star γTrA, The star δCru, The star α2Cru, The star Gacrux (γCru), The star α2Cen, The star α1Cru, Mimosa (βCru), The star Becrux, Hadar (βCen), The star Agena, The star α1Cen, The constellation Crux (Cru), Part of the constellation Centaurus (Cen)
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Southern Pointers and Cross., 


Southern Pointers and Cross.

Southern Pointers and Cross.

Technical card

Resolution: 3000x1653

Dates:March 30, 2015

Frames: 34x27"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 78.96% job: 590633

RA center: 201.610 degrees

DEC center: -63.404 degrees

Pixel scale: 28.120 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -170.952 degrees

Field radius: 13.381 degrees


Our Southern guiders. The southern Cross, Pointers, Coal Sack and Jewel Box. 34 x 27sec exposures, with 21 darks subtracted.
Canon 6D with 70-300mm f4-5.6L @86mm & f4.2. iso 3200, tracked on Ioptron skytracker. There is some trailing due to slight mispolar alignment. I love this part of the night sky smile emoticon Thanks for looking.



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Southern Pointers and Cross.,